Sunwing Travel Group has announced “with great sadness” the passing of Director of Product Development, Jennifer Perry.
“A much valued and respected member of the Sunwing family, Jennifer was instrumental in the development of the tour operator’s product portfolio across many destinations including Cuba, Mexico, Jamaica and Central America during her 15 years with the company,” a company statement said.
Prior to her role at Sunwing, Perry’s career spanned over 15 years in senior positions within the travel industry.
The Sunwing statement paints a picture of a highly valued employee.
“Tenacious and strong-willed, she combined a strong attention for detail with a creative eye. Her passion for the job was infectious and she had a positive impact on all who had the pleasure to work with her. A true ambassador for the company, she was also known for the strong and enduring relationships she forged with supplier and industry partners across the globe. A natural leader, she acted as a mentor for many in the department that she led who were inspired by her determination, strong work ethic and high standards.
“She will be truly missed; her passing is a profound loss to not only the company but to the travel industry as a whole,” the Sunwing statement added.
Perry is survived by her loving husband and daughter.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Jennifer’s honour on 15SEPT.
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